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President Higgins leads 1916 Rising commemoration

Posted By: April 12, 2020

RTE. Sunday, 12 Apr. 2020 President Michael D Higgins has led a televised commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising from Áras an Uachtaráin.There was no public involvement this year due to the restrictions imposed to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.The president began the commemoration by ringing the Peace Bell at Áras an Uachtaráin.He then laid a […]

Coronavirus has exposed the myth of British exceptionalism

Posted By: April 11, 2020

Johnson’s first response was at odds with rest of world but virus does not respect his delusions of national characterabout an hour ago Fintan O’Toole. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, April 11, 2020There is now the terrible possibility that Britain may match or even overtake Italy and Spain as the country in Europe that suffers most from the coronavirus pandemic. This tragedy […]

Bishops in letter to Lewis over legacy cases

Posted By: April 09, 2020

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “British government reneging on its legacy-promises has evoked a strong rebuke from the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland. In reference to the government’s plan to, in effect, grant pardon for past murders by British soldiers, the Bishops state:’justice would be pursued, where possible, regardless of the […]

Fr. McManus’ Partitioned Parish and Partitioned Country

Posted By: April 07, 2020

                                                                                                                                      The British government’s 1920 Government of Ireland Act (the “Partition Act”) not only divided Fr. McManus’ country. It also divided his historic parish of Kinawley—an area that has had an ecclesial presence since the Sixth Century. Part of the parish is now in the artificially created Northern Ireland, in County Fermanagh. The other […]

After this crisis we need a new type of society otherwise our sacrifices will have been in vain

Posted By: April 04, 2020

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, April 4, 2020Those who claim that we are fighting a war against Covid-19 have yet to suggest what sort of war it might be.In terms of scale, unpreparedness and an initial ignorance on how to conduct the war, we appear to be fighting the medical equivalent of World War I.A century ago, British […]

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